Background: The COVID-19 pandemic is still ongoing, with rapidly increasing cases all over the world, and the emerging issue of post COVID-19 (or Long COVID-19) condition is impacting the occupational world. Objective: The aim of this systematic review was to evaluate the impact of lasting COVID-19 symptoms or disability on the working population upon their return to employment. Methods: Following the Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses (PRISMA) Statements we performed a systematic review in December 2021, screening three databases (PubMed, ISI Web of Knowledge, Scopus), for articles investigating return to work in patients that were previously hospitalized due to COVID-19. A hand-searched was then performed through the references of the included systematic review. A quality assessment was performed on the included studies. Results: Out of the 263 articles found through the initial search, 11 studies were included in this systematic review. The selected studies were divided based on follow-up time, in two months follow-up, follow-up between two and six months, and six months follow-up. All the studies highlighted an important impact of post COVID-19 condition in returning to work after being hospitalized, with differences based on follow-up time, home Country and mean/median age of the sample considered. Conclusions: This review highlighted post COVID-19 condition as a rising problem in occupational medicine, with consequences on workers' quality of life and productivity. The role of occupational physicians could be essential in applying limitations to work duties or hours and facilitating the return to employment in workers with a post COVID-19 condition.

Gualano, M. R., Rossi, M. F., Borrelli, I., Santoro, P. E., Amantea, C., Daniele, A., Tumminello, A., Moscato, U., Returning to work and the impact of post COVID-19 condition: A systematic review, <<WORK>>, 2022; 73 (2): 405-413. [doi:10.3233/WOR-220103] [http://hdl.handle.net/10807/217304]

Returning to work and the impact of post COVID-19 condition: A systematic review

Rossi, Maria Francesca
Co-primo
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Borrelli, Ivan
Secondo
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Santoro, Paolo Emilio
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Amantea, Carlotta;Daniele, Alessandra;Tumminello, Antonio
Penultimo
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Moscato, Umberto
Ultimo
2022

Abstract

Background: The COVID-19 pandemic is still ongoing, with rapidly increasing cases all over the world, and the emerging issue of post COVID-19 (or Long COVID-19) condition is impacting the occupational world. Objective: The aim of this systematic review was to evaluate the impact of lasting COVID-19 symptoms or disability on the working population upon their return to employment. Methods: Following the Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses (PRISMA) Statements we performed a systematic review in December 2021, screening three databases (PubMed, ISI Web of Knowledge, Scopus), for articles investigating return to work in patients that were previously hospitalized due to COVID-19. A hand-searched was then performed through the references of the included systematic review. A quality assessment was performed on the included studies. Results: Out of the 263 articles found through the initial search, 11 studies were included in this systematic review. The selected studies were divided based on follow-up time, in two months follow-up, follow-up between two and six months, and six months follow-up. All the studies highlighted an important impact of post COVID-19 condition in returning to work after being hospitalized, with differences based on follow-up time, home Country and mean/median age of the sample considered. Conclusions: This review highlighted post COVID-19 condition as a rising problem in occupational medicine, with consequences on workers' quality of life and productivity. The role of occupational physicians could be essential in applying limitations to work duties or hours and facilitating the return to employment in workers with a post COVID-19 condition.
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Gualano, M. R., Rossi, M. F., Borrelli, I., Santoro, P. E., Amantea, C., Daniele, A., Tumminello, A., Moscato, U., Returning to work and the impact of post COVID-19 condition: A systematic review, <<WORK>>, 2022; 73 (2): 405-413. [doi:10.3233/WOR-220103] [http://hdl.handle.net/10807/217304]
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